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Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

| March 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

We’ve all heard and said. “Can you hear me now?” Fifty years into the future it will most likely show up in a list of our current decade’s most frequent phrases. Some will say “No, they didn’t hear, let alone listen.”, but I hope not. I’d like to notch up this discussion from hearing to […]

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The Power of Questions

The Power of Questions

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” – Thomas Berger – Questions are immensely powerful. They can act as a catalyst for engaged, fruitful dialogue. Questions are also capable of diminishing the recipient and shutting down any reasonable exchange. As many do, I consider Socrates as the father of […]

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Persistence + Relentless Execution = Core Success!

Persistence + Relentless Execution = Core Success!

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was staring out my office window, looking at the foothills, my mind floating around feelings of unease and restlessness. Where was this coming from? The past week was filled with meetings and conference calls related to several nonprofit boards, government boards and community groups. It had been wearing at times. I needed to re-group, […]

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Managing Conflict at Work – Part III

Managing Conflict at Work – Part III

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the last in a series of articles focusing on Conflict in the Workplace. In Managing Conflict at Work Part I we talked about the value of Conflict – greater clarity on issues, individual and group growth and improved relationships, to name a few. Managing Conflict at Work Part II examined the different tendencies […]

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Managing Conflict at Work – Part II

Managing Conflict at Work – Part II

| February 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

I have the good fortune to sit on a number of community boards. Generally speaking, folks on these boards are not passive observers. The organization means something to them. They care about the decisions and outcomes. This dynamic can make for some pretty passionate discussion. Often these interchanges result in better decisions and greater commitment. […]

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Managing Conflict at Work – Part I

Managing Conflict at Work – Part I

| January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several months ago I had the pleasure of presenting an overview on managing conflict to the Jefferson County West Chamber Women in Business Group. In the first of three newsletters, I’d like to share excerpts from the presentation I think you will find helpful. I do want to begin by recognizing two resources I find […]

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Notice That They’ve Grown Up? Amazing Transformations!

Notice That They’ve Grown Up? Amazing Transformations!

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

I sat there in awe. Just yesterday, they were pulling weeds with me in my vegetable garden. Now they’re chemical engineers, teachers, financial advisors for businesses, air force pilots, medical professionals, project managers. Over the last few months, whether through holiday letters or delightful visits, my husband and I connected with these young people and […]

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Why Didn’t I Know That Was Coming?

Why Didn’t I Know That Was Coming?

| January 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Winter in Colorado can be a challenge, especially for our cars and more specifically for our car’s windshield. As we maneuver around potholes and ice patches we try our best to stay as far away as possible from construction trucks – Colorado is building at unprecedented rates. The problem of course is what flies off […]

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Unexpected or Unwelcomed Guests at the Door?

Unexpected or Unwelcomed Guests at the Door?

| May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well there they are at your door step. Perhaps you saw them heading down the road, hoping they would change direction or simply disappear. All organizations – corporations, nonprofits and small start-ups are faced with unwelcomed guests in the form of new regulations that are required and disruptive; are confusing and demand quick response; are […]

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The Right Frame Can Make All the Difference

The Right Frame Can Make All the Difference

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

People with the responsibility to lead and manage need to be great ‘framers’. A good frame provides clarity, giving the listener a sense of understanding of your logic and purpose. A manager, struggling to communicate a change in office location, wasn’t communicating at all because a decision had not yet been made. This lack of […]

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